God has not given us the spirit of fear. He has given us the spirit of Love and a competent mind.
Love conquers fear, because Love has Power, that creates a competent mind, that allows a person to make rational decisions and use righteous judgment to resolve or solve problems.
Through this God-given process, we are able to endure and persevere in times of hardships, and when facing a crisis. When our spirit is broken by hate, and heavy loads are placed upon us, we turn to God for strength in our storms of life. And we seek his Love to restore us to wholeness. He restores us with Hope. From within him we receive Love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance as it is noted in Galatians 5:22.
Because of God's Love for us, we are able to have the patience to wait for his Power to restore us so that we are in control of our mind to over-power fear and to lead a successful life to meet our goals and create a greater opportunity filled with his blessings.
He has created us to be a victorious people. Therefore, we are able to create far greater opportunities through Love.
God gives power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increases strength. (Isaiah 40:29)
When we are broken by the storms of life, God's Love restore us. We bow before him, in a humble spirit at his throne of grace, and ask in prayer for mercy and renewed strength. It is here that we find the needed strength to forgive those who have wronged us and the Power to Love.
Those who wait upon the Lord, shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk and not faint. (Isaiah 40:31)
Fear is powerless. It torments the mind and paralyzes the thought process. It causes panic. Thereby, leaving the person, feeling a sense of hopelessness and unwilling to trust others. It closes possibilities to allow for change.
The prophet Isaiah noted; Even the youth shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall. (Isaiah 40:30)
And when Jesus disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, "It is a spirit," and they cried out for fear. But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I, be not afraid. (Matthew 14:26, 27)
Fear is a person's worst enemy; it causes panic, that results in making irrational decisions. Such behavior is based on poor judgment, that was made due to a lack of patience, to make an adequate investigation of the situation before proceeding. The outcome will create serious problems that can cause serious harm.
LOVE is the chain that binds us together.
Do not allow hate to separate us.
There is One God
We are not defined by belief or by faith nor religion.
We are the family of God.
Written by: Ellen J. Barrier
Source of Scriptures: King James Version Bible
This video is from one of my trips to host an event done yearly by Barrier's Books & Associates. This event was in the state of Texas. It was a two day event that consisted of a musical, fashion and talent show with door prizes and lots of food and fun. My director was able to tape some of the singing in this video.
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The work Prince left behind, and the good deeds that he did
for others, will long live in the hearts of those who loved him. His great
contributions as an artist in the Music Industry will never be forgotten.
As an artist, I am appreciative of the contributions each
artist makes to the world. I have watched Prince as an entertainer over the
years and observed his artistic skills. His voice and ability to use his vocals
is amazing. I am a fan of the guitar. His guitar skills were magnificent! I
enjoyed his performances. His vocals were God-given and he used them to help
others. His skills were achieved through his hard work and developed with his
ability to use his wisdom to place them in his music, and performances that allowed
him to be a great artist, who loved the work he did.
During an interview he did with a talk-show host, I observed
how he answered the questions asked to him, and found him to be highly
intelligent. He was a spiritual person, who was also, inspirational.
When I heard the news of Prince untimely death, it was
shocking. I feel this is my tribute to a great artist. I pray God will give his
family and fans strength to release him in His hands, and thank God for the
great things he allowed Prince to accomplish, and to bless others through his talent.
And forever I’ll always know our Love will never ever grow
And it’s forever you are in my heart
Forever, forever, forever
You are in my heart forever, forever
Forever our Love will last forever and ever and ever
Forever I’ll hold you close in my heart
And forever we’ll never be apart
I want you to know I’ll always be home on the holiday in
Home on Holidays with Family and Friends
Being at home for holiday gatherings, spending time with my
family and friends as we gather around each other, Giving Thanks to God for
bringing us together again, and sharing stories are special memories. The
things we share with each other are deeply felt from within our hearts that
neither of us will ever forget. For the gifts that are priceless are the ones
that are heartfelt; their roots are within our soul.
The warm words of “Hello, it is so good to see you, again”
and the hugs we share showing each other how much we Love and care, bring tears
to my eyes and warmth in my heart, with each day of knowing we will soon
God sitting upon his heavenly throne has looked down upon us
and smiled, as he poured out his blessings of Love and Kindness to each of us.
The peaceful atmosphere is filled with joy and happiness, as
we sit around our table to express thanks to God, is one I will always cherish.
I feel a special kind of Love for my family and friends, with gratitude to God
for allowing us to spend this holiday together once again.